Fitness model, “Perry” hits the pose.
Alginate (Prosthetic Grade Cream) is applied to the model.
The impression material “self levels.”
Cotton fibers are quickly embedded into the wet alginate.
The artist takes a short break until the alginate sets.
The alginate sets in about 7 minutes, and then all excess cotton is removed. The slight web of cotton that remains will grab hold of the plaster shell.
The plaster shell mold (mother mold) is applied.
The one-piece negative mold is removed.
The impression material releases cleanly leaving no residual traces.
The artist holds the mold.
The artist and model inspect the mold.
Ultracal-30 is layered into the mold.
The “Raw Pull.”
The finished statue of “Perry” in bronze.
Artist Philip Hitchcock and model Perry flank Perry’s matrix.